Dog attack law to be extended to cover private property
The government has announced plans to extend legal protection over dog attacks to cover incidents on private property.
The move will be a boost for postmen and women, health visitors and others who call at private addresses but who have not been covered by the law if they are bitten by a dog.
Ministers are also expected to announce compulsory microchipping of dogs, with owners being given three years to comply.
Both measures will cover England and follow a consultation last year on issues including dangerous dogs.
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